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Hurt
Johnny Cash Lyrics


I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real

The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become
My sweetest friend?
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end

And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair

Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here

What have I become
My sweetest friend?
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end

And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

If I could start again
A million miles away
I will keep myself
I would find a way

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Trent Reznor

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Dobas Dobas82

hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything
What have I become?
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I'm still right here
What have I become?
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way
:P



All comments from YouTube:

Yair Sasson Art

Closing that piano was like closing his coffin. That is truly one of the most emotional songs ever.

Musician Julian

Absolutely right🥺

Anime World_

I'll be the last reply to this truthful comment...

Nativesonya

Very true

Brandon K

@voteDC hocus pocus mumbo jumbo

Zoli Sz.

Amen

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Lee Miller

Hurt, Rusty Cage, The Man in Black, The Man Comes Around, Personal Jesus, God's Gonna Cut You Down and so many other amazing songs!!!! This is the legacy that Johnny has left behind and it is so awesome. Well played sir, VERY well played.

Midna Lazuli

The fact that "Hurt" is regarded as one of Johnny's greatest hits is a testament to the fact that no matter how far past your prime you think you are, you can always reach new heights.

Lauren Coyle

@Chris Martone lmaooo I was thinking the same thing

Kevin

it was actually a cover of a song by Nine Inch Nails its not Johnny's greatest hit he stole it like he stole a lot from other artists like Elvis Presley did there its been said

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